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Sociology Speaker Series: “Under the Cover – The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel”

Posted: 10/24/2017 (Local Events)

Sociology Speaker Series

Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel
Clayton Childress, University of Toronto 
Monday, October 30
12:30-1:30 PM
Savery Hall, Room 409

 

Starting in the early 1970s, in sociology and allied disciplines the studies of cultural pro­duction and reception began to split apart. Likewise, while applications of field theory to cultural production and reception have gen­erated no shortage insights about the inter­nal orders within fields, for the most part em­pirical analyses have stopped short at the relationships betweenfields. What are the consequences of both of these of arrange­ments? Through following a novel in real-time all the way from its authoring, into its publishing and selling, and then to the read­ing of it in 21 book groups, this talk reveals how decisions are made, inequalities are re­produced, and novels are built to travel in the creation, production, and consumption of cul­ture.

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Date: 10/30/2017

Time: 12:30-1:30 PM

Location: Savery Hall, Room 409